Rhode Island became the13th state on May 29th 1790. The states official full name is
"The state of Rhode Island and Providence Plantation". The state is also known as the "Ocean State" which was a name adapted primarily to promote tourism.
Origin of states name: The origin of the states name is unknown although some believe it was named after the Greek Island of Rhodes.
Population: The population of Rhode Island is in excess of 1 million people based on the last census in 2000.
Driver's license information, applications, testing requirements, Driver's manuals and testing locations can all be found on the Rhode Island Department of Motor Vehicles website.
Capital: The capital of Rhode Island is providence and the stat is surrounded by other states including Connecticut, Massachusetts, water border with New York and of course the Atlantic Ocean.
Economy: The states economy is driven by dairy and poultry farming and due tot eh climate nursery stock and vegetable are as well as some fruit are grown in the state. Fishing and heavy equipment manufacture are also big industries in the state.
State Bird: The state bird is the Rhode Island Red Hen which is better known as the common chicken.
State Flower: The state flower is the Violet or Viola sororia which can be seen with beautiful delicate bluish violet flowers in the summer time.
State song: The state song is "Rhode Islands it for me" by C. Hall which sings the praises of this beautiful state.
State Motto: The state motto is "Hope"